In setting schedules for Winter and Summer Las Vegas Markets through 2016, International Market Centers has announced a new Sunday to Thursday date pattern that the company asserted will better serve retailers’ needs for a weekend day and accommodate Friday travel plans. The host added that markets in 2014 and 2015 will overlap with related industry events to provide participants with synergistic buying and selling opportunities.
Running Sunday through Thursday, future market dates are January 26-30, 2014, July 27-31, 2014, January 18-22, 2015, August 2-6, 2015, January 17-21, 2016 and July 31-August 4, 2016.
“In the face of recent upheaval in the industry show calendar, with other shows switching dates and running times, Las Vegas is maintaining continuity and organizing a consistent timeframe for market participants,” Robert Maricich, president and CEO, International Market Centers, said in announcing the changes.
In Winter 2014 and 2015, the Las Vegas Market will continue its existing co-location with the Surfaces/StonExpo, which runs January 28-30, 2014 and January 21-23, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, IMC noted.
Showrooms during the Winter 2014 Las Vegas Market will open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, January 26, through Wednesday, January 29, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, according to IMC. The event will include the second annual CEO Summit produced by International Market Centers and Eller Enterprises, the show host stated, which will take place January 29 to January 30, 2014.
The Summer 2014 Las Vegas Market will realize completion of the third phase in IMC’s better giftware and better home décor expansion, which will supplement the furniture offerings that anchor the market. Phase three includes new merchandise category introductions, including kitchen products and gourmet housewares, IMC pointed out.